Monthly Archives: May 2010

Creativity–Chapter 2

In a previous post titled, “The most valuable commodity in the 21st Century,” I addressed the need for schools to foster and not kill creativity. Since writing that post, a colleague shared an interesting article, titled “What Chief Executives Really … Continue reading

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The most valuable commodity in the 21st century.

There is an ongoing debate over the value of an increased emphasis on higher test scores in schools. While not necessarily mutually exclusive, the question may be, “Are we after higher test scores or do we seek to produce a … Continue reading

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Schools out for the summer–Has all learning stopped?

Summer’s arrival is bittersweet. On the one hand, kids are looking forward to the break and if truth be told, so are many teachers. However, for teachers it also arrives with the fear that some kids will spend their summers … Continue reading

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Digital Playgrounds

I have to admit that I’ve not been all over the whole social networking scene and in fact, it would be fair to say that I have even made it a point to remain as anonymous as possible in the … Continue reading

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Why schools should NOT focus on graduating employees

I had the pleasure of hearing Dr. Yong Zhao from Michigan State University share his thoughts about education in America. He offered a refreshing look at where we’ve been as well as a thought-provoking opinion about the dangers of moving … Continue reading

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